News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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KBOO community radio has been bringing diverse communities together for forty years.  We offer over twenty hours per day of programs that are produced locally by volunteer community members.  This is critical for having local voices on the airwaves at a time when media ownership is consolidating and the remaining local entities turn to syndicated programs.  Furthermore we offer genuine diversity.  In a city that is over three-quarters white, we offer programming by and for Asian, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and those from many other backgrounds.  We put youth (with a part-time youth coordinator assisting), veterans, and the disabled on the air.  And we bring these communities together on and off the air!

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Venezuelan Capitalists and Big Business As Usual

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Mon, 04/14/2014
Bill Resnick reads from a CounterPunch article by Chris Gilbert about how capitalists in Venuzuela are undermining the economy there. Bill offers further commentary that connects this so-called "economic warfare" to how business interests define political and social priorities in the US. 7:52 minutes (7.2 MB)

Hillary Larson, Portland Regional Coordinator for the Gangaji Foundation talks about Gangaji's Portland Open Meeting

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Sat, 04/12/2014
Hillary Larson hosts and produces a monthly radio program called A Conversation With Gangaji, which addresses subjects like addiction, chronic pain, intimacy, depression, anxiety, enlightenment, death and many others. A Conversation With Gangaji can be found on the Gangaji.org website as well as on Itunes and Stitcher.com

Gangaji is a teacher and author, who shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.
59:38 minutes (54.59 MB)

A solid strike threat wins at PSU -- an interview with educator Jose Padin

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 04/12/2014
Sociology professor and AAUP member-organizer Jose Padin reflects on the strike threat, faculty solidarity and student-community support which won educators a new contract at Portland State University 13:27 minutes (12.31 MB)

Iris Krasnow, Author of "Sex After..."

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 04/11/2014

Delphine Criscenzo sat with author and Professor Iris Krasnow to discuss her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes" just before a book signing event at Powell's Bookstore.

Iris is a prolific author of narrative non-fiction books about women's empowerment. She is the author of Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I am My Mother's Daughter. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine.

48:15 minutes (44.18 MB)

In Depth: OR Dept of Agriculture Releases Report on Curry Co. Herbicide Dump

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/10/2014
On Tuesday, April 8, the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Analysis Response Center (PARC) released a report on their investigation into the alleged spraying of agricultural chemicals on residential areas in Curry County in October 2013 by a private hired helicopter. Many residents and animals in the area became ill in the following days. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with John Burns of Cedar Valley, Oregon about the event and the local reaction to the PARC report. 14:02 minutes (12.84 MB)

Portland Ranks Sixteenth for Solar Power in the Nation

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/10/2014
A report released on April 10 by Environment Oregon ranked Portland sixteenth among US cities for solar power.
KBOO reporter Ethan Martin spoke with Charlie Fischer of Environment Oregon and Andrea Jacob of Solar Forward for more on the report and Portland's ranking.
6:56 minutes (6.34 MB)

Paradox Tree News story 041014

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/10/2014
Story about the Paradox Walnut Tree in SE Portland threatened by new housing development. 6:23 minutes (5.84 MB)

Joe Rowe Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 04/10/2014
Democrat Joe Rowe is running as a legislator for Oregon House District 44.  He talked with Don Merrill about a balooning prison population, how legislators can be deaf to their constituents and why campaign finance reform can stop our nation from undoing important legislation that helps make life fair for all Americans.  "These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:32 minutes (26.13 MB)

PSU & Faculty settle contract - Student & admin reactions

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/07/2014
     PSU-AAUP, the faculty union at Portland State University, and the PSU administration reached an agreement on a new two-year contract in the wee hours of Saturday night, averting a strike on April 16th. Faculty, students, and the administration seem satisfied.
     KBOO captured on-campus reactions from two student leaders and also the administration:
 
     1) Cameron Frank and Christina Kane, student leaders in the PSU Student Union (PSUSU) and also the Student Action Coalition, give immediate reflections.
  3:40 minutes (3.36 MB)

Climate Change: Latest IPCC Report

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Mon, 04/07/2014
The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out, and it predicts a catastrophic future for the planet and those who live on it.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick,  economist Robin Hahnel explains what the report says and what kinds of policies must be undertaken to deal with the changes that are happening and to stave off the worst of them.  He also has a political analysis of how these policies might take effect.  
You can find the Climate Equity Calculators Hahnel refers to here.   17:57 minutes (10.28 MB)

 

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